The King of the Coast Ben Franklin $5K’s at the Emerald Coast Dragway was a huge success, with just over 250 entries (140 top bulb, 86 bottom bulb and 25 Jr’s) the day was kicked of Saturday morning at 8am with the Jr’s (pictured above) and we managed to wrap everything up by right around 8pm, even with first or second round buybacks! Although Saturday was gorgeous with not a cloud in the sky, our weekend racing plans came to an early end Sunday morning when moisture we didn’t expect until much later in the evening made an early arrival just after day break.
We’d like to thank Gaylon Rolison and the whole KOC crew for bringing great racing to ECD and look forward to racing with them again in the future, definitely again for January 2021, with a possible fall 2020 date on the horizon. Look for official results and more event info to be published from the KOC later this afternoon/evening once they’ve wrapped up their travel back home and get situated.
This weekend we will be hosting the Ben Franklin 5k’s brought to you by the BTE King of the Coast Bracket Racing Series. We are expecting 200+ cars on property this weekend with 3 separate all run field races to be completed Saturday & Sunday. Friday evening will be a test & tune open only to those competing in the weekend’s race. If you are looking for a place to test we unfortunately will not be able to accommodate you this weekend.
For those racing with us this weekend, let us know if you need to get in early and we’d be happy to get you situated, we’ll have plenty of M1 and other various VP racing fuels on hand and if there’s ANYTHING else we can do for you, feel free to shoot us a PM.
For those looking for a place to race or test, Powerhouse Motorsports Park to our east is racing 28X/True Street/Factory Street & 6.50 on Saturday and Atmore Dragway to our west is doing test & tune Sunday afternoon.
Due to a terrible race weekend weather forecast our NHRA Summit ET Series 2020 season opener has been postponed to February 22nd. We will be editing our website and Facebook event dates now to reflect these changes. We appreciate those of you who planned on racing with us and hope to see you all in February. Don’t forget, January 24-26 the BTE King of the Coast Bracket Racing Series will be joining us, if you haven’t signed up yet there’s still room in a few classes for 3 days of great racing! Thank you! -ECD
Mother Nature gets us once again with this event, already rescheduled once from November, to December and now to January 4th! We’ve watched the forecast like a hawk since we were about 10 days out from this event and the 80-90% chance of rain forecast has been relentless and now even to include some sort of tropical system which is bizarre in itself for December but not surprising since ECD’s trying to have a big show! You guys all have a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Years and we’ll pick this up right where we left on first weekend of January! -Team ECD